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What to See and Do in the Area


  • Guide Friday – Around Stratford-upon-Avon and Cotswold villages in vintage open top coaches.
  • Tour Gems – Genny Stallabrass. Day tours of the Cotswolds & beyond for 2 – 6 people. Fixed or individual tours

chauffeured tour with photography training. Enjoy the beautiful Cotswold region of England with a chauffeured day tour including photographic training from a professional. Beginner to experienced.”


  • Guided Tours of Chipping Campden 
    These walks will take place each Wednesday during July, August and September. Meet at the Market Hall, Chipping Campden for a 1.30pm start for tours led by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens. This is an easy walk that is very suitable for families and will take one and a half hours. They suggest donations of not less than £2.00 per person, this money being used to pay for the upkeep of stiles, paths and signs and for other essential work within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For further details contact Mike and Ann Colcomb on 01386  832131
  • Cheltenham Walking Tours
    The official tourist office guide will bring history to life and keep you entertained as you stroll for 90 minutes through the best of Regency Cheltenham. Start point Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre, The Promenade 11.00 am.
    Contact: Tourist Information Centre on +44 (0) 1242-522878
  • Stratford Town Walk
    Tel: +44 (0) 1789 292478 or +44 (0) 7855 760377
    Mon, Tues, Wed at 11am
    Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun at 2pm
    Christmas Day 10.30am
    Meet at the Swan Fountain, Waterside (opposite Sheep Street), near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. No need to book, just turn up.
  • Stratford Town Ghost Walk
    Tel: +44 (0) 1789 292478 or +44 (0) 7855 760377
    Monday, Thursday and Friday evening all year at 7.30 pm
    Places must be reserved in advance.Telephone to book or to discuss evening ghost cruises from Easter to Halloween
    Walk starts from the Swan Fountain, Waterside (opposite Sheep Street), near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.


The following villages and towns are worth a visit 

Burford (25 minutes drive approx)
Cheltenham (40 minutes drive approx)
Chipping Campden
Cirencester (40 minutes drive approx)
Lower and Upper Slaughter

Lower and Upper Swell




Stow on the Wold


  • Kelmscott Manor (William Morris)


  • Ernest Wilson Garden, Chipping Campden
  • Sezincote Gardens, Bourton on the Hill
    Open Bank Holidays and every Thursday and Friday throughout the year (except Dec) 2.00pm to 6.00pm. The house is open on Thursdays and Fridays in May, June, July and September. Entrance 1 mile on the road above Bourton on the Hill.


    Burford, Oxford, OX18 4JW
    Tel: +44 (0) 1993 823006
    Fax: +44 (0) 1993 823807
    Open: All year, daily from 10am Home to a fascinating and varied collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, from Ants to White Rhinos and Bats to big Cats. Enjoy the exotic animals and gardens in the spacious and peaceful Cotswold surroundings, including Guira Cuckoos, Waldrapp Ibis, Sloths and long-eared Hedgehogs and The Wolf. Open every day, a great family day out with plenty to do. Special Events held throughout the year.
    Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BN
    Tel: +44 (0) 1451 820480
    Fax: +44 (0) 1451 822398
    Open: April to October, daily 10am – 6pm. November to March, daily 10am – 4pm. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Seven acres of woodland, river and gardens inhabited by over 500 birds; flamingos, pelicans and penguins to parrots, hornbills, toucans and many more. Tropical, temperate and desert houses. Plus picnic areas, coffee shop, gifts and play area.
    Batsford Park, Moreton in Marsh, GL56 9QB
    Tel: +44 (0) 1386 701043
    Open:  Mid February to mid November. Daily 10.30am – 5.30pm. Birds of prey are constantly showing off their skills at this amazing centre, where the breeding and conservation of birds of prey is of paramount importance. Many different types of birds of prey are on display here, including eagles, hawks, owls and falcons. Daily Flying Displays, One Day & 3 Day Falconry Courses, Owl Evening Experience, Eagle Day Experience
  • ALL THINGS WILD  Station Road, Honeybourne, Evesham, Worcs, WR11 7QZ.

            Tel: +44 (0) 1386 833083


            Open: 10am-5pm          

  • Broadway Tower & Country Park



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